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Shame on You: This Humiliating Trend Has People on Edge

Remember the good ol' days when people could post their thoughts, opinions and updates about their day on social media and not worry about a swarm of backlash? Nowadays it seems name-calling, bashing, public judgement and humiliation are starting to rule the social media world.

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Breaking News: Experts Warn of Computer Security Threat Quickly Spanning the Globe

A global cyberattack is underway and it has already affected hundreds of thousands of computer systems aro...

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How to Celebrate World Password Day

Think a strong password is enough to keep your accounts safe? Think again. In 2016 alone, more than 3.1 billion user records, including passwords...

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Think you've been hacked? Here's what to do.

Do you have the feeling you've been hacked? Are your passwords not working, files disappearing or have you noticed new programs on your computer that you didn't put there? Whether you have solid proof or just a sneaking suspicion, the idea of someone stealing your private information i...

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The Many Faces of Malware

Malware refers to a number of different types of malicious software created by cyber-criminals to gain access to your devices and steal personal information or cause damage. Keep reading to find out more about how malware attacks and what kinds of damage it could do to your computer. Plus, we've thr...

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Wireless Safety Tips for Travelers

Packing smartphones, tablets and laptops seems like a no-brainer when it comes to traveling, whether you're flying, driving or riding to your destination. Being connected on-the-go is convenient and entertaining (and keeps kids occupied for extended periods of time), but it can also be...

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The Most Hackable Holiday Gifts and Tips to Help Secure Them

From tablets to electronic toys, drones, media players and fitness trackers, gadgets make popular gifts during the holidays. They also make potentially easy prey to cybercriminals, if used without the proper security precautions. In all the excitement of unwrapping and powering on your...

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How to Protect Yourself from Online Phishing Attacks

What is Phishing? Phishing is the attempt by cybercriminals to steal your personal information—including usernames, passwords and credit card details—by posing as a legitimate company. Phishers may send emails asking you to click on a link to verify an account, update...

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